The Center for Japanese Studies and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, with support from the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu, are sponsoring a symposium on Saturday, November 13 titled Kabuki: Negotiating Historical, Geographical, and Cultural Borders. The event will be held in the Art Auditorium and bring a range of scholars to the UHM campus. An information flyer can be viewed and downloaded via this link. For a program of symposium events follow this link.
Utsushi: The Art of Copying symposium was held on Tuesday 10/12 at a variety of locations across campus. The event offered twelve papers spread over three panels that brought together scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds and areas of expertise. Presenters included Dr. Joshua Mostow of the University of British Columbia, Princess Akiko of Mikasa from Ritsumeikan University, and Dr. Arata Shimao of Tama Art University. Additional photos and video of the event will be posted soon.
Pictured below is CJS faculty member Alexander Vovin giving his paper on the Korean roots of Kana syllabic script.
Eric J. Cunningham, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology will give a CJS Graduate Seminar on Friday, October 22 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm in the Tokioka Room. Eric’s research looks at forestry in contemporary Japan, focusing on the Kiso valley region of Nagano prefecture. See the flyer below, or download it via this link, for more information.